Holiday Colors Inspire Interior Design Ideas

Catherine Davin
Dec 14, 2015

This time of year, whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Kwanzaa or Hanukah, the colors inspire me. From reds, whites and silvers of Christmas to the blue of Hanukah and the black, red, and green of Kwanzaa, there are colors that can be added to every room and please every taste. Best of all, these colors don’t have to be put away with your holiday decorations.


Red is a powerful color that can be used for minimal accents to liven up a room or in a more dramatic manner as the anchor color in a room. Try adding red to your bedroom, den or living room for a fresh look inspired by this popular holiday color.


Green is a wonderfully flexible color, with shades to suit any taste. Consider mint greens in the bathroom, forest greens in the living room and den, or even a turquoise green in the kitchen for a vintage look. Country Living has a lovely vintage kitchen that combines turquoise green and red accents for a charming vintage kitchen.

Photo by Annie Schlecter, as featured in Country Living

Photo by Annie Schlecter, as featured in Country Living


Silver and chrome are wonderful accent colors that can be added to virtually any room. From silver candlesticks on the dining room table to a chrome-framed mirror in the bathroom to silver accent pieces to complement a gray room, silver adds light, reflection, and visual interest to any room. 


Blue is a traditional Hanukah color and can be used to create magnificent table settings, but blue can be an excellent color for any room, any time of year. According to color psychology, blue is the best color for creating a peaceful, calming environment. A reading room, living room, or den are ideal spaces for blue walls. Perhaps that’s why The Blue Room in the White House is where most of our Presidents greet foreign dignitaries!


As most of you know, I’ve always loved white rooms and have been celebrating since the announcement by Benjamin Moore that “Simply White” would be the color of the year for 2016. White is clean, versatile, and bright – but it doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, it’s a flexible palette that allows you to add (or rotate by season) any accent colors you would like into the room. White is a great color for kitchens and bathrooms, bedrooms and living rooms.


Black, like red, makes a startling and dramatic impression on any room. From black sofas to black accents in a gray or white room, black is a versatile and fun color to include in your design. I like to use black in bathrooms, living rooms, and bedrooms as a complement to the color scheme. It also makes a grand entrance to any home, like this home we designed:

Look around this holiday season and allow the colors of the holidays to inspire your dream designs. We’ll be here to help you take your dream to reality.

It’s called a dream home for a reason. Go ahead and dream – Davin does the rest! Contact us to discover how the comprehensive interior design services offered by Davin Interiors ease every step of your journey from dream — to dream home.